Fri. Feb 14, 2014
Physics 2 began it’s study of lenses today. We created the above set up in order to view what a converging lens does to light. In the first picture you can see a Real Image on the screen. (Notice the orientation of the light bulb). In the second picture the screen is removed, and even though it doesn’t photograph very well with the naked eye you are able to view the upside down light bulb “suspended” in midair. (Notice you need to directly in line with the light source and the lens.) We gave this image a special term called an Aerial Image, which is a real image being viewed without the aid of a screen. This is one of my favorite labs to set up because the coolness blows students minds!